Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche was born as
the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Knzang Wangyal, the
11th throne holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage, one of the six main
Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Throughout its history, some of the
greatest masters of their time have been born within the Mindrolling lineage
including the unique lineage of female masters known as the Jetsnma line.
Mindrolling Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche was recognized by His
Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the reincarnation of the great Dakini of
Tshurphu, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo, the consort of the 15th Karmapa, and a
respected and revered female master who spent most of her life in retreat.
Thus, Jetsn Khandro Rinpoche, as a Jetsnma within the Mindrolling lineage and
a tulku within the Kagyu lineage holds both the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages.